Grow Your Own Business

31 August–1 September

‘Our Woodlands Need YOU! (to grow your business and use more wood)
This is the most important time for British woodlands since the
industrial revolution. In order mitigate against climate change our
woodlands need to work harder to capture carbon or produce renewable
fuel, the public demands alternatives to disposable plastics and our
wildlife needs woodlands to be managed in order to thrive. This course
is created to help you improve your business attitude, discover where
you want to be and the steps to get there.

The business improvement course is a fun way to spend time focussing
on the tools to improve your business.’

– Toby, course tutor and successful business entrepreneur at Say it With Wood.

Learn how to start and grow a woodland and craft business. An opportunity to train with successful and inspiring woodland business entrepreneurs.

The course is suitable for new and established sole traders, small businesses and community enterprises. You will be taught how to make good business decisions and shown the tools available to enable you to succeed.

You will learn:

  • Developing strategies to set and achieve targets​
  • How to improve quality, efficiency and profit​
  • Understanding your market and adapting to their needs.​
  • Improving the day to day running of the business.​
  • Implications of growth, forecasting and setting milestones​
  • Making the most from marketing and sales​
  • Decision making tools​

At the end of the course participants will identify future goals and a strategy on how to achieve them.

The course will be run in fun informal way. Classroom studies will be linked with green wood craft workshop where you will make a product to sell to a panel of mock judges at the end of the weekend.

Camping and camper van accommodation available on site. Refreshments and lunches provided.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS: Contact Judith Adams  01952 432769 or email

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Richard Thomason 01952 432769/07964 934556

Special offer for our members: 20% off all course fees! Please contact Judith on the details above to get your discount.


Course cost: £ 180.00


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